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Exhibits & Facilities Manager

  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), located within a large historical building, is currently hiring an organized, creative and skilled exhibits/facilities/building/equipment technician.

Duties will include:

  • turn-on and off, repair, clean, fabricate and install permanent and temporary interactive exhibits, and research new exhibits
  • daily maintenance, housekeeping and cleanliness of the building, grounds, facilities, and its components
  • set-up, tear-down and cleaning for special events and programs
  • monitoring, and ordering of parts, supplies, equipment and materials
  • maintain records of repairs, components and projects
  • help train staff and volunteers in operational procedures

REQUIRED SKILLS: time- and detail-oriented; self-motivated; communicative and team-oriented; comfortable in a fast-paced environment; creative problem-solver; strong hand tool and shop tool skills; experience with facilities and construction components (electrical, plumbing, cabinetry, etc.) and materials (woods, metals, plastics, etc.); experience with cleaning methods and materials preferred; ability to use or learn to use a forklift preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: frequent standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, climbing, balancing, pushing, and heavy lifting/moving (large exhibits, crates, machines, etc.); exposure to high and low temperatures, and outside weather conditions; exposure to loud sounds, heights and ladders, and moving mechanical parts; must be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in building maintenance, construction, fabrication shop, technical trade, etc.; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; high visibility in a public facility, so must be friendly and outgoing; able to learn and maintain the exhibits database, security systems, and thermostat software systems; comfortable with Microsoft Office programs; ability to drive and valid Driver’s License preferred; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE: Full-time; schedule will include weekdays, weekends and some evenings

SALARY: $40,000/year salary; Exempt position; full benefits including medical, dental, etc.; generous paid time off

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed.


  1. completed application
  2. cover letter
  3. resume
  4. minimum of 3 professional references

HR Coordinator
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899

Science Central is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: April 25, 2023 at 14:08 pm